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Tom and Nancy Gawthrop (#47512913)
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KE Tuttle
RE: Benjamin RD Spurlock
Wonderful! Have you run into one for his brother, Lindsey D Spurlock? (MD was a cousin and we always get notes for him instead.)

Lindsey (1822) was son of John Spurlock and brother of Rev. Percival Spurlock and Benjamin RD. Lindsey was born in Old Richmond before the family of John moved to Illinois in about 1838.

Lindsey married Rhoda Ann Booton (dau. of Fanny Spurlock.)They took their family on to Iowa (about 1852) where my ggrandfather, John William was born. They separated in their later years and went to live with their children. Lindsey had been a rancher/farmer but took up ministry (possibly the 'new' Adventist calling.)

We know Rhoda died in 1875 in Keokuk, Iowa and is buried in Sandusky Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa from family documents. But we were told Lindsey went on to stay with his daughter and died in 1909 just after his daughter's death. No records have him listed. We can not get into some from IL. Some of the family stayed there.

Dean may have been our Lindsey's middle name, too. Their mother was Mary "Polly" Dean (or Deane).

Any clues may prove helpful. Thanks!
Added by KE Tuttle on Oct 09, 2014 7:46 PM
KE Tuttle
Benjamin RD Spurlock
Thanks for the information. Where did you find the Russel Dean part of his name?

Are you related?
Added by KE Tuttle on Oct 09, 2014 2:38 PM
Cathy & Thomas
As long as you give credit, we are fine with your request to use the pics. You are a known party to us.

Recently experienced a person who altered a photo and removed the copyright via photoshop or a similar program.

We have gone to imbedding.
Just a suggestion.

Best regards,
PS---my email to you was rejected.
Added by Cathy & Thomas on Oct 07, 2014 8:40 PM
RE: Henry and Mary Lutz
Thanks. Would you mind taking yours down then so I can add. Thanks.
Added by JKMartin on Sep 14, 2014 8:49 AM
RE: Henry and Mary Lutz
If you could just leave the one that is close up and standing up. Thank you.
Added by JKMartin on Sep 13, 2014 4:17 PM
Henry and Mary Lutz
Find A Grave# 5700235(Henry Lutz) and Find A Grave# 5700243 (Mary Lutz. Is there any way you can remove any of the tombstone pictures so I can add other info on thier sites. If not that is fine. Just thought I would ask.
Added by JKMartin on Sep 13, 2014 1:27 PM
RE: Charlotte Ann (Reed) Downard
Tom and Nancy I'm sorry I don't have any information on where William and Malinda are buried. I as assuming you have been to the cemetery and there are no headstones for them. If I find any information I will let you know. Rosie Downard
Added by Rosie on Sep 04, 2014 8:29 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Henry Bell Thurman
Tom and Nancy, Thanks for taking the time to search out and photograph the tombstone of Henry Bell Thurman, whose mortal remains were laid in the West Midway Cemetery near London Mills in Fulton County, Illinois. It is a GREAT addition to his site and is GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks, too, for all you have done for me and Find A Grave in the past and for all you will yet do. What we are doing, I believe, will be appreciated by many long after we are gone. THANKS again for all you have done for me!! Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Jun 08, 2014 5:40 AM
Emma Combs
Tom, I think we are on the same page now and Nancy I know first hand about those senior moments. ;O) Thanks for all of the good work the two of you are doing, it is so nice to have the blanks filled in! Keep them coming!
Added by cj on Jun 07, 2014 7:22 AM
Emma Combs
Nancy, thanks for the information, but would you mind checking the memorial again and do a refigure? I came up with a different date...thanks!
Added by cj on Jun 06, 2014 5:36 PM
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